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Man calls wife hysterical then vanishes from Houston IHOP leaving van behind

Larry entered into NAMUS.

UPDATE:  10/13/15 – Larry is still missing.  Police state Turner is in danger. Austin Police Detective J.J. Schmidt says authorities believe Turner is still in the immediate Austin area.

“We feel at this point in our investigation that Mr Turner is in danger and that it’s imperative that we locate him,” Schmidt says.

Original story:  The police got a slow start on looking for a man that was reported missing three weeks ago on Sept. 8 from Austin.

Larry Turner, 64, was last seen at a parking lot near the IHOP on south IH-35 and Slaughter Lane.

Jarri Roberts talked with FOX 7 news and told them her husband called her about 11:15 and he was upset.  She said he told her that “They’re after me, I don’t know what’s going on.  I’m getting out of the van.  The vans at the Slaughter Home Depot and IHOP,” and he hung up.

Jarri called the police but they took several days to file a report, which they admitted to.  Jarri decided to have the van towed from the lot to their home.  She told the media she goes to the parking lot every day looking for him.  She doesn’t know what else to do.

Once the authorities began working the case it went from missing to endangered and the FBI has joined in the search.

“The difficult challenges with this case, aside from any missing person that’s an adult that can’t be located, or the fact that we had a delay in reporting of three days, the vehicle I discussed and the conflicting statements that have been provided to law enforcement as of this date,” said Austin PoliCe Homicide Det. J.J. Schmidt during a press release.

Larry was wearing a straw cowboy hat, blue shirt and carrying a cane.

“Based on information conducted through interviews we believe Larry Turner is endangered,” said Schmidt.

Jarri plans to search the wooded area and is asking for anyone who would like to help her to let her know.

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